The sensational account of the most horrifying religious massacre of the 20th century
By Avro Manhattan
Startling revelations of forced conversions, mass murder of non-Catholics, Catholic extermination camps, disclosures of Catholic clergy as commanders of concentration camps; documented with names, dates, places, pictures and eyewitness testimony.
The Society is notable chiefly as the organization that sponsored the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (DAP), which was later transformed by Adolf Hitler into the Nazi Party.
The Thule Society was originally a "Germanic study group" headed by Walter Nauhaus, a wounded World War I veteran turned art student from Berlin who had become a keeper of pedigrees for the Germanenorden (or "Order of Teutons"), a secret society founded in 1911 and formally named in the following year.
The Ustase was a Croatian nationalist far-right movement. It engaged in terrorist activity before World War II and ruled, under Nazi protection.
The exact number of victims is not known, only estimates exist. The number of murdered Jews is fairly reliable: around 32,000 Jews were killed during WWII on NDH territory. Gypsies (Yugoslav Roma) numbered around 40,000 fewer after the war. The number of murdered Serbs is much larger, and estimates tend to vary between at least 300,000 and 700,000.
The history textbooks in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had cited 700,000 as the total number of victims at Jasenovac. According to the Simon Wiesenthal Center (citing the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust), "Ustasa terrorists killed 500,000 Serbs, expelled 250,000 and forced 250,000 to convert to Catholicism.
The first act of war by the Nazis was the Prussia coup.
Prussia was a pillar of democracy in the Weimar Republic. This system was destroyed by the PreuBenschlag (Prussian coup) of Reich Chancellor Franz von Papen. In this coup d'etat, the government of the Reich unseated the Prussian government on 20 July 1932, under the pretext that the latter had lost control of public order in Prussia. Papen appointed himself Reich commissioner for Prussia and took control of the government. The PreuBenschlag made it easier, only half a year later, for Adolf Hitler to take power decisively in Germany, since he had the whole apparatus of the Prussian government, including the police, at his disposal.